Brad Treliving signs multi-year extension with Coyotes

First, general manager Don Maloney re-ups with the Coyotes, now it’s Brad Treliving’s turn.

The team announced on Thursday that Treliving – the Coyotes’ VP of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager – has signed a multi-year extension.

“We are very pleased to re-sign Brad to a multi-year contract extension,” Maloney said. “Brad is a valuable member of our hockey operations department and has done a great job managing our AHL affiliate in Portland.”

Treliving is heading into his seventh season as Assistant General Manager. He was given that position on July 18, 2007.

Being VP of Hockey Operations means that Treliving and Maloney work side-by-side on the daily operation of the franchise. Treliving has a third hat within the organization. He’s also the General Manager of the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. This past season, the Pirates finished the regular season with a 41-30-3-2 record and made the Calder Cup playoffs.

“I’m thrilled to re-sign with the Coyotes,” Treliving said. “I have very much enjoyed working with Don and our entire staff the past six seasons and look forward to building a winner here in the Valley.”

Before coming to the Coyotes, Treliving was the President of the Central Hockey League (CHL) for seven years. During those seven years, many successful expansion franchises were born, including the Arizona Sundogs in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Treliving began his front office career back in 1996, when he founded the Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL). He served as the league’s Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for five years.

Prior to that, Treliving played defenseman with the Indianapolis Ice of the International Hockey League (IHL) and both the New Haven and Prince Edward Island Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1990-91 to 1994-95. He had 17 goals, 85 assists and 243 penalty minutes in 243 games in the ECHL.